A Common Myth About Concussions

We commonly associate concussions to sports, but in reality… any injury that shakes or rattles the brain can be harmful. You may be thinking, “I don’t play football, soccer or hockey.” However, bumping your head on a hard surface or even a car accident can be enough to cause damage to the brain.

The first 7 days after a head injury are critical, and some patients only show symptoms 48 hours after the injury. Get help as soon as possible.
Common concussions symptoms include:

  • Brain Fog

  • Fatigue

  • Light sensitivity

  • Sound Sensitivity

  • Headaches

  • Inability to Concentrate

  • Poor Memory

  • Balance Problems

  • Incoordination

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What is a
Concussion?

A concussion is a blow to the head that can occur with or without losing consciousness.

In the past it was believed that the symptoms were transient, but we now know that this is not always the case. Patients can suffer from long-term fatigue, light and sound sensitivity, brain fog, headaches, and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome affects 10-20% of concussion sufferers. There are several factors that cause post-concussion syndrome; one of them being an unresolved neck injury.

These complex cases require a co-managed approach and require more time to resolve. Since this is an invisible injury, many times patients do not take the time to rest their brain to fully recover. Get help right away.

How We Help Concussion Patients

You cannot have a concussion without also having a neck injury. The head and neck are intimately connected and it is critical that both injuries be managed right away. Our doctors have post-graduate training in assessing and treating head and neck injures.

Our upper cervical care doctors have extensive experience in stabilizing the neck and helping concussion patients heal faster.

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